Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course

Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course
Location: 3 hours from Koh Samui by ferryEstablished: 2000Holes: 18Designer: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT
Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course Information

Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course is near the Khao Sok National Park. Built on hillside slopes, the southern Thailand golf course is surrounded by dense jungle and virgin forests.

Making use of its spectacular natural setting amongst limestone monoliths, Rajjaprabha illustrates the eco-diversity and exhilarating challenges of the Thai golfing experience. This course is a real head-turner and a joy to play thanks to the superlative layout, some very challenging holes and its picturesque setting. The course is beautifully landscaped with an abundance of ancient jungle.

Great thought has been put into the course layout and routing. The pars 3’s are quite demanding, given their length. The shortest is the 165-yard 6th , a hill-top tee with views over the entire valley and dam, jungle, a pond in front and bunkers behind the green. A dramatic approach through an uphill alley of native trees, the extraordinarily steep 215-yard 16th requires a demanding, well-positioned tee shot to reach the green in one and make par.

The 365-yard 1st hole plays down wind and provides fantastic views out over the rest of the course. The 377-yard 12th is unique with play from an elevated tee to a green with hidden bunker long. The 441-yard 4th is the longest par 4 on the course and requires a demanding, well positioned tee shot.
The par 5’s are all quite long and challenging, in particular, the 542-yard 7th is the longest hole on the course and requires 3 perfect shots to make par. The tee shot requires a 180 yard carry to clear the river with bunkers hovering in the right. The next 2 shots play long and up-hill around a dogleg left, all the while trying to avoid the greenside pond.

After round facilities include a basic clubhouse with restaurant that serves southern Thai dishes at reasonable prices. Golf carts are available for those who prefer to “enjoy the ride” and skip “getting a workout”.

The Thai golf course is probably the best kept secret in the country due to its remote location. However, those on Koh Samui golf vacation can take advantage of this hidden gem and will have a second great Thai golfing experience. Plan for a full day of touring and golf on the mainland! The drive to Rajjaprabha Dam is from the Surat Thani ferry terminal through scenic winding roads and is a nice way to lead up to a round of golf.

This course is worth the effort on account of its magnificent setting, perfect combination of scenic beauty, sporting challenge and golfing pleasure.
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